ATLANTA, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as The Honey Baked Ham Company® has cherished its place at customers' Easter meals for almost 60 years, the company values its long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities it serves.
Thanks to HoneyBaked's partnership with Feeding America®, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, participating locations make it easy for customers to share the gift of food beyond their Easter celebrations. For every dollar donated at the register, Feeding America can provide 11 meals to people suffering from food insecurity.
"One of HoneyBaked's core values is to make a difference," said Maggie DeCan, @mdecan, HoneyBaked president and chief operating officer. "Whether we're part of our customers' Easter menus or helping Feeding America provide meals for people in need, we're proud to work with our associates and customers to make a difference in our communities and support a cause very near and dear to our hearts."
With 48 million Americans living in food-insecure households according to the USDA, HoneyBaked is dedicated to fighting hunger. Since 2013, The Honey Baked Ham Company has donated more than two million meals nationwide through Feeding America and local member food banks.
"We're thrilled to have the ongoing support of HoneyBaked stores and customers," said Nancy Curby, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. "We receive an outpouring of generosity around the holidays, but the need for food exists each and every day. Because of partners like HoneyBaked, we can truly make a difference for Americans struggling with hunger."
Customers interested in donating to Feeding America can visit www.HoneyBaked.com for store locations and hours of operation, including extended service the week before Easter. To learn more about hunger issues and relief, go to www.FeedingAmerica.org.
About The Honey Baked Ham Company®
Founded in 1957, The Honey Baked Ham Company® LLC is a premium food retailer with nearly 400 locations nationwide. Over the years, serving HoneyBaked has become a tradition for millions of families. Best known for its signature spiral-sliced, sweet-crunchy-glazed Honey Baked Ham®, HoneyBaked offers delicious, fully-cooked, presentation-ready hams, turkey breasts and other premium meats, as well as deli side items, heat-and-serve dishes, baked goods and desserts. For more information, visit www.HoneyBaked.com.
About Feeding America®
Feeding America® is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.FeedingAmerica.org.
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